I see those who come to me for online counselling not as clients but rather as seekers all worth of my attention, even those who have no means.
While I am quite technological, underneath I am a “shaman in the hut” type. My village is the global village and the doors of my digital hut are open to everyone from anywhere.
The format I designed for my free online counselling is unique: it lasts just fifteen minutes, it happens via audio messages on Telegram, and it can be anonymous if you wish (you can count on my full confidentiality in any case).
Because it’s a great IM, better than WhatsApp. Free, private, secure, and with a lovely night blue theme which I cherish.
One of Telegram’s benefits is that it allows to keep our online counselling session anonymous: you won’t need to share with me your phone number as it happens on WhatsApp (an username will do).
To make our short time fruitful I need you to be very honest and open with me. If remaining an anonymous voice can help you with that, I can be comfortable with it if it’s just for 15 minutes (calculated as the sum of the times of our audio messages).
Why audio messages instead of having a phone call?
Because between audio messages there is silence, and silence is golden. It will help both of us say something real and meaningful and the time limit will help us choose our words wisely.
No time for small talk, no time for masquerades. And yet, our 15 minutes could potentially last for days, or indefinitely. We’ll both talk when we have time and feel like talking. On my side my aim is to reply to your messages within 24hrs, but you are free to take as much time as you want.
In case we run out of time I won’t terminate abruptly our conversation. I would bring it to a fair closure.
You’d be surprised about what can be achieved in 15 minutes of quality conversation. While they are generally not enough for proper counselling, this format has proven to be helpful so far.
What I can help you with
Pretty much anything that is troubling you and affecting your confidence, productivity, and mood. My online counselling is holistic. If you have personal issues related to love, relationships, work, self-esteem, well being, I can help you find your way to deal with them and if you feel stuck or lost I can help you find your way forward.
I won’t be able to help you in case of diseases or severe mental illness, for which you’d better consult a doctor.
Who can benefit from my free online counselling
Anyone who can speak English, Spanish, or Italian. From any faith and walk of life. I can adapt to your beliefs without pushing mine on you.
What you can expect
While our conversation might have therapeutic effects you should not take our session as therapy or a replacement for it. My focus is on your present and your future, not on eventual past traumas unless they are a blocker (but don’t expect me to heal them).
How useful these 15mins are going to be also depends on you and how much you’ll collaborate. You’ll have to do an effort in being honest and get straight to the point. No time wasters, please.
While I cannot promise to solve your problems, if you come with an open mind you can expect to feel lifted and inspired by me. It’s going to be like talking with a good friend who cares about you, doesn’t judge you, and can provide you with some wisdom tailored on your needs.
My website, and in particular my Ten Commandments for the Digital Millennium, might lead you to think that I am some sort of psychic medium. While I could act as a spiritual advisor my approach is quite easy, practical, and down to earth. I won’t bring in any spiritual stuff in our conversation, but of course if you want to use your 15 minutes to talk about such things feel free to do that.
Please consider that, differently from most of those who would see you as a client or a potential one, I am not afraid of disappointing you. While my attitude with seekers is helpful, kind, and compassionate, I can also be challenging and thought provoking if I feel it can be worth (as a good friend would do).
So far I had no complaints, people have been happy and grateful.
Why I am doing it
Long story short: because I am a nice guy. I take this as a service to the global village, I don’t earn a penny from it and in exchange I get others’ pain and darkness at my doorstep. Once a day, I can take it.
Please don’t abuse of my generosity, you should treat this free online counselling session as one off that can’t be extended or repeated.
If you’ll be happy with my service and would like more help from me (as your personal consultant and/or life coach) you’ll have to become a paying client. I won’t be pushing for this to happen though. While I’d be happy to earn my living by helping people I am fine by doing just my free online counselling.
Mine is a selfless act of love and caring, which I hope you will respect (it’s a rarity nowadays…).